Life-changing ultra-luxury sabbatical trips to learn and see the world in a whole new way
AT YOUR FEET
If travelling allows us to see the World in a new light, then removing all travel limitations surely makes it magical. It transforms us in ways that are not always apparent until we return home.
Whether you have a month, six months or more than a year, embarking on a luxury sabbatical trip with us is a life-changing experience. It is not just about places on a map, but about learning and self-enrichment.
As always, our sabbatical vacations are meticulously planned, so you can make the most of your trip without worry. From sending your wardrobe in advance to any location, to meeting with some of the best experts for a cup of tea in incredible places, our team will be there ensuring you have the time of your life.
“I did not tell half of what I saw, for I knew I would not be believed”
THE GRAND TOUR
It was a tradition of the 17th and 18th Centuries, for the young men of the Upper Classes to embark on a trip around Europe when they had come of age. It was a refined trip in search of art, culture and the roots of Western Civilization. With unlimited funds, Aristocratic connections and months (or years) to roam, travellers and their entourage commissioned paintings, perfected their language skills and mingled with the Upper Echelons of European Society.
This is exactly what we can recreate for you. Not just not by limiting ourselves to classical antiquity and the Renaissance, but by reaching out to all the arts and movements with an accent on contemporary art and artists from everywhere.
An incredible sabbatical for the entire family. Or if you wish, for one of your children as they come of age, just as it once was. A tailored sabbatical lasting for as long as you desire. Immerse yourself in the culture of each location, meet incredible and knowledgeable experts and artists, but most of all, see the World with new eyes.
LORD BYRON'S TRIPS AND THE ENGLISH POETS
Lord Byron was one of the British Aristocrats embarking on a Grand Tour of Europe. He spent two years travelling to Portugal, Spain, Malta, Italy, Albania, Greece and Turkey and it was during those trips that he composed the first canto (of four) of ‘Childe Harold’, a poem loosely based on his travel experiences that was to secure his fame on his return to England. Through his life, he travelled extensively; as did several of his friends and many of the great English romantic poets.
With this sabbatical, we will not only follow Lord Byron but also William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, William Blake, Sir Walter Scott, Percy and Mary Shelley and many other artists, poets and musicians of the 19th century. An incredible experience to immerse yourself in the Romantic Period in Europe and grasp what became 20th Century Art.
COLOMBUS AND THE CONQUISTAROS
Follow in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus and the Spanish Conquistador for what we are not ashamed of calling, ‘The Most Incredible Travel Experience Ever Imagined.’
Genova, Seville, Lisbon, Cartagena de Indias, Teotihuacan, The Angel Falls, Palenque, The Rainbow Mountains, Machu Pichu and so many other incredible locations to retrace one of the most epic sagas of our History.
Discover the legends of El Dorado and the Amazons and the Destiny of Francisco Pizarro, Herman Cortez, Fernão Magalhães, Charles V and countless historical figures that shaped the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries and whose legacies still defines us today.
A Luxurious Trip of a lifetime, exploring art, culture, history and nature. This will surely be an experience to remember forever.
THE BOOK OF THE MARVELS OF THE WORLD
“It should be known to the reader that, at the time when Baldwin II was emperor of Constantinople, where a magistrate representing the Doge of Venice then resided, and in the year of our Lord 1250, Nicolo Polo, the father of the said Marco, and Maffeo, the brother of Nicolo, respectable and well-informed men, embarked in a ship of their own, with a rich and varied cargo of merchandise, and reached Constantinople in safety.”
Marco Polo’s 'Book of Wonder', is the most renowned travel story of the Middle Ages and perhaps of all time. A story of true wonder where Marco Polo depicts his voyages through Central Asia, China, Indonesia and the Indian Ocean.
An incredible tale we intend to recreate for you, so you can see and experience all the wonders he saw and discover all the magic of Asia by land, air and sea. A wonderful adventure along the Silk Road to see cultural, historical and natural places; such as the Danxia Landform, the Great Wall of China, Buddha's birthplace, Yolyn Am in Mongolia, the Phewa Lake, Bali, the Yangon in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and countless other breathtaking locations.
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